Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently living in Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills mansion with their son Archie.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are following California’s shelter-in-place guidelines, which have been extended through July. After stepping down from their positions within the Royal Family back in March, Harry and Meghan expected to quickly get to work on their upcoming non-profit organization Archewell, however, their plans have been delayed as a result of the global pandemic.
While Meghan and Harry’s new path in life shocked the world—and reportedly the Royal Family, as well—when they made the announcement in January, royal expert Katie Nicholl now claims the Sussexes planned from the beginning of their courtship to break away from royal tradition. “I was told from a very early stage in their courtship, they had told a friend of Harry’s that Meghan met quite early on that they wanted to be international roving royals and that was going to be their focus,” she told Australian website 9Honey.
Nicholl also claims that the Royal Family wasn’t surprised that Harry and Meghan wanted to do their own thing, however, they were surprised that they managed to do it so quickly. “The speed at which the Sussexes have turned their lives around, has surprised everybody,” Nicholl said “I don’t think it’s a huge surprise they moved overseas, that was inevitable. I think the speed at which it’s happened has surprised people.:
“They had an agenda from the outset – to be international royals,” Nicholl continued. “They didn’t want to just be stuck in one place. Part of their vision is to be making a difference on the world stage and that entails being international. So I think this idea that they were going to move away and work overseas was always on the cards but as I say, the speed at which it’s happened has definitely been surprising.”
For now, at least, Harry and Meghan will be stuck in California as they wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps this means we’ll be seeing a lot more of Harry and Meghan on the international stage some time in the future.
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